Native Cycles at the 2009 TTXGP on the Isle of Man
By: +David Herron; Date: July 26, 2018
Tags: TTXGPNative Cycles, also known as Electric Motorsport, was an Oakland CA based electric motorcycle maker. They entered in the 2009 TTXGP at the Isle of Man, also attended the TTXGP event at the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at the Mid-Ohio race course in July 2009, and participated in part of the 2010 North America TTXGP season. These videos are their participation in the TTXGP. The team intended to bring two bikes to the TTXGP, but only arrived with one after the "Pro-Class Superbike" broke during testing. One of the videos below shows a highway test of that bike in a loop around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Electric Motorsport's CEO Todd Kollin, tests TTXGP Pro-Class superbike on freeways and hill roads on a 42 miles trip at an average speed of 86 mph and a top speed of 112 mph. The superbike is designed for competition at the Isle of Man TT Snaefell Mountain Course.
Electric Motorsport's Native TTXGP ridden by Martin Guerra, becomes the first electric motorcycle to complete the legendary Isle of Man TT - Snaefell Mountain Course. This race track is home to the world's oldest and most prestigious motorcycle grand prix. The original intention in recording this video, was to view the dash board meter as a way to collect current readings for each section of the course. Therefore, the result is not a film production marvel. We sped the video up so viewers would not have to watch a poor camera angle for 45 minutes.
Electric Motorsport's Native TTXGP race bike rider Chris Heath hits 100 mph on the Isle of Man Jurby Course.